- Vihiga county is on the spot having spent over KSh 200 million on employee compensation contrary to what they had budgeted for
- Bungoma county paid KSh 116 million for a five years lease of a five-storey building but have never used the offices.
- Busia county paid a clearing and forwarding company KSh 10 million for delivery of hospital equipment which has bot been done
- Kakamega county paid KSh 66 million for construction of governor's house but the land was not owned by the devolved unit
The eyes of Auditor General Edward Ouko have caught up with Kakamega, Vihiga, Bungoma and Busia counties over revenue losses amounting to millions of shillings.
Ouko has now asked governors to account for the loss reported during the financial year 2016/2017.
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Auditor General Edward Ouko has asked the governors to explain missing funds that were spent in suspicious transactions. Photo: UGCSource: UGC
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According to an audit report, Vihiga Governor Wilber Ottichilo has been asked to explain expenditure amounting to KSh 213, 602,705 on employee compensation when the county had budgeted to spend KSh 1, 475,914,100 for that purpose.
The report indicated the county gave salary advance amounting to KSh 1,437,835 to officials which had not been recovered from them as of June 30, 2017, when the financial year came to a close, contrary to the provisions of the county human policy guidelines.
In Bungoma county, Wycliffe Wangamati has been asked to explain how a contractor was paid KSh 116 million for a five years lease of a five-storey building that had not been used all along.
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When auditors visited the building, they found out only one floor was being used as the other floors were unoccupied.
Also, KSh 202 million was spent to pay 400 casual workers who were hired by the county administration on a one-year contract but there was no evidence of any recruitment having taken place.
Governor Sospeter Ojaamong (Busia) is required to explain the circumstances under which he authorised KSh 10 million payment to a clearing and forwarding company for a facelift of county referral hospital.
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The company received payments in full and was required to deliver a digital equipment from Mombasa port but it had not been delivered.
In Kakamega county, Wycliffe Oparanya is on the spot for having set aside KSh 66 million for construction of a governor's residence but the land where the house was to be set could not be proved to be under county administration.
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